The Number of Americans Looking for a New Job Is Unbelievably High

Most people aren't huge fans of their jobs, but a new survey finds that not only do they not like it but they're actually doing something about it.

A new Gallup poll found that 51 percent of American workers are either keeping an eye open for job openings or actively searching for new positions. So basically half of your co-workers are trying to no longer be your co-worker anymore. 

Why so many people looking for new jobs? Well, the poll found that 68 percent of American workers said they believe they're overqualified for their job. And only 33 percent of people said they actually feel engaged with their current work.

So basically they're bored and too good for their job. 

But there's also a bit of optimism as well. 63 percent of those surveyed said they believe they could find a job that's at least as good as the one they currently have. In comparison, that number was only 42 percent in 2010 during the recession.

Of course, you should probably still keep your job hunting on the DL. You want to stay as one of the 51 percent of American workers who are looking for a job, not one of the four percent of people who are unemployed.

(h/t Mental Floss)

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